Changing brake lights, and getting at the speakers in my '93 240

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by briankeys, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. briankeys

    briankeys Guest

    Howdy group!

    My car is a 1993 240 Wagon (and I love it to death.)

    I just bought a set of Infinity Reference's for my car. 5.25" components for
    the rear seats, and 5.25" 2-way's for my front. I can install the front ones
    fine, (the grills just pop off.) But how the heck do you get at the rear
    ones? My guess is that you have to take the door panel off and do it from
    there.. But thats a lot of work. Is there some trick?

    Question two, my left rear brakelight is out. There appears to be two clips
    showing from the outside.. but I cant seem to get it off. I also cracked one
    of the clips :-/ Are you supposed to get at it from the inside? Are there
    any tricks?

    Thanks a majillion,
    briankeys, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. briankeys

    James Sweet Guest

    Wonderful car, last of the 240's.

    Are you sure the windows will open with the front speakers installed?
    There's very little clearance in 240 doors, one of my few nags about them.
    If the rear ones are mounted in the doors the grills should pop off those
    easily as well, but you may find it easier to do with the door panels
    removed, it takes all of 5 minutes to get the panel off, just unscrew the
    door lock pull, pop the trim bezel off the door latch, then pop out the caps
    and unscrew the interior door handle, then use a screwdriver (or ideally) a
    trim clip remover tool (looks somewhat like a 2 prong fork) to pop the clips
    out of the door being careful not to tear them out of the panel. Assembly is
    the reverse.

    The tail lights are accessed from the interior, remove the clips and pop the
    side panel off for the passenger side, and the spare tire cover for the
    driver's side, reach back in and the sockets holding the bulbs twist counter
    clockwise and come completely out. The only externally accessed bulbs are
    for the license plate lights.
    James Sweet, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. briankeys

    briankeys Guest

    I'm not sure, but I have a pair of Pioneers in the front right now, and the
    Infinity's are only .3" bigger, or something like that. I'm sure its posget
    Csible to rig some way to have them stick out an extra .1 or .2 inch...
    It doesnt look like that order even shipped (from ebay). We'll see :)

    But on the back, i dont know. I found out that the tweeter just pops out of
    the panel. And there are, what looks like little torex(sp?) screws deep in
    it.. hmmm

    Ahhh.. That would explain it :) I'll play with that when I get a chance!
    With the liscense plate bulbs, the plastic holders dangle down for me. I'm
    going to just cauk it back into place with a silicon based cauk, I believe.
    Should be fine, right?

    briankeys, Jan 12, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    Tweeter? Hmm, I'm going off my memory of a '91 I worked on, or maybe it was
    a '90, must've been different than yours, the stock speakers in back were 4"
    in the doors.
    James Sweet, Jan 12, 2004
  5. briankeys

    briankeys Guest

    Ah. The stock speakers were two 5.25" 2-ways in the front, and seemingly
    5.25" composites in the rear.

    It looks a bit fishy, as the best speakers are in the rear, and the tweeter
    is positioned directly above the sub.

    Oh well though.
    briankeys, Jan 12, 2004
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